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International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (3 papers in press)


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  • The impact of board's human capital on the relationship between board's characteristics and firm's performance in Iran   Order a copy of this article
    by Mahdi Salehi, Marziyeh Farzaneh 
    Abstract: The current study aims to investigate the effects of boards human capital on the relationship between boards characteristics and firms performance. The Q Tobins and return on assets, which represent firms performance, are considered as the dependent variables and independent variables include boards human capital, board dependence and managerial share ownership based upon a sample of 990 firm-year data from companies listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange from 2008 to 2014 using multivariate linear regression analysis, it is concluded that boards human capital positively affects the relationship between boards dependence and performance and also managerial share ownership and performance. The results indicate that firms benefit from board human capital in terms of outside directors proficiency, validity, experience, specialty and knowledge to monitor and counsel managers.
    Keywords: Resource dependence theory; Board's human capital; Managerial share ownership; Board dependence.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2018.10012556
  • Ownership Structure and Intellectual Capital: Evidence from the GCC Countries   Order a copy of this article
    by Abdalmuttaleb Al-Sartawi 
    Abstract: Intellectual capital (IC) has become a vital indicator of firms ability to manage their assets to create long-term competitive advantage by increasing the percentage of knowledge-based investments. Developing countries such as the Gulf cooperation council (GCC) are currently emphasising their diversification efforts on transforming their countries into knowledge economies. This research considers ownership structure as part of the governance mechanisms within a firm that would contribute in explaining variations in the level of IC disclosure in the GCC. Accordingly, this paper set out to investigate the relationship between ownership structure and intellectual capital in GCC listed firms by developing a regression model using IC index as a dependent variable, ownership structure as an independent variable, and several control variables such as corporate governance, company age, size and financial leverage. It concluded that there is a significant and negative relationship between ownership structure (directors ownership, managerial ownership, institutional ownership, government ownership and foreign ownership) and ICL.
    Keywords: Intellectual Capital; Corporate Governance; Human Capital; Structural Capital; Relational Capital.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2018.10012869
  • The Role of Organisational Culture in Enhancing the Human Capital Applied Study on the Social Security Corporation   Order a copy of this article
    by Abdallah Mishael Obeidat, Shadi Habis Abualoush, Hani Jazza Irtaimeh, Aminah A. Khaddam, Khaled Adnan Bataineh 
    Abstract: This study aims to investigate the impact of organisational culture on human capital in Social Security Corporation in Jordan; data were gathered from 150 employees working at Social Security Corporation in Jordan. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to test the research hypotheses, the results of the analysis showed that organisational culture had a positive effect on. human capital, The results also showed that trust, reward systems and trend toward participation, had a positive effect on human capital, The results revealed that information system dimension did not have a significant impact on human capital, In light of these findings, study thus provide many implications of researchers and managers despite the presence of some limitations.
    Keywords: Organisational Culture; Human Capital; Social Security Corporation; Jordan.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2018.10013109